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closed-circuit television

noun
1.
a system of televising by cable to designated viewing sets, as within a factory for monitoring production operations, in a theater for viewing a special event taking place elsewhere, or in an office building as an aid to maintaining security.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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closed-circuit television

noun
1.
a television system in which signals are transmitted from a television camera to the receivers by cables or telephone links forming a closed circuit, as used in security systems, etc
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